Hot or Iced Whipped Coffee Drink (Dalgona Coffee)
Greetings, everyone! And welcome to my first post during quarantine. Naturally, I had to share the coffee internet sensation that’s taken over our social media feeds – the Hot or Iced Whipped Coffee Drink, a.k.a. Dalgona Coffee that hails from South Korea!
I hope everyone is doing their best to stay safe and take care during this incredibly strange and uncertain time. At this point, I’ve been in quarantine for about a month. All my work and travel was cancelled or postponed until further notice. I’ve been doing my best to stay healthy, keep moving, stay connected with friends and family, practice, read, rest, and recipe test.
But sometimes it’s hard. It’s hard not knowing when life will get back to somewhat normal. It’s hard not knowing when I’ll be able to fly and visit my family. It’s hard to stay motivated to be productive when every email brings another cancellation or postponement of a contract. If you’re using this time to explore new hobbies, get extra work done, and start or complete projects – that’s wonderful. If you need this time to rest and take care of yourself and your family, that’s great, too. It’s a weird time, and everyone is trying to do their best.
Eventually, this time of separation will end, and that’s something I look forward to every day.
*Just a friendly reminder to be gentle and kind to others – really all the time – but especially now when so many are facing incredibly difficult and changing life situations.*
Cooking During Quarantine
So now that this is and might be our collective reality for a bit longer, I’d love to share some of the things I’ve been whipping up (pun absolutely intended) in the kitchen.
Cooking has always been a creative outlet for me, and I’m really grateful that I’ve been able to get groceries and have the time and energy to cook these days. It’s been a great stress reliever, given me something else to look forward to, and continues to allow me to connect with others on social media.
Embracing the Whipped Coffee Drink Trend
Lots of new recipes are trending at the moment, but the one that caught my eye from across the room was this recipe for whipped coffee. The minute I saw the video tutorial for this fluffy coffee drink, I knew I just HAD to make it. A coffee with Instagram levels of photogenic-ness that I can make in my home that looks like the most luxurious dessert mousse that I can also have at breakfast?
Um, yes please.
What is Whipped Coffee?
From my bit of research, this coffee trend originated quite recently in South Korea, and was named after the kind of candy it looks like, dalgona. Thanks to the magic of the internet, the simple video tutorials for how to make this decadent coffee drink exploded. (Read more about it here!) Many quarantiners have been sharing their creations on social media non-stop. Now, I get to add mine. 🙂
If you love coffee and are looking to change-up your normal morning coffee-at-home routine, why not try this out? It takes about 3-5 minutes from start to finish and looks so impressive – especially when served completely unnecessarily in a champagne glass.
What ingredients do you need to make Whipped Dalgona Coffee?
All you need to enjoy this whipped coffee drink is:
Instant Coffee (I had some Nescafé at the house.)
Your favorite milk to serve it with (as much or as little as you like)
Ice (if you want it iced)
An electric hand mixer or whisk
I used two tablespoons each of coffee/sugar/water, and it whipped up a generous amount of fluffy coffee. I got three servings from this amount.
The flavor is quite strong and concentrated, so if you tend to get the jitters from caffeine like I do; perhaps only stir in a small amount until you reach your desired coffee flavor and strength. I also found it to taste a bit on the sweet side, but I typically don’t put sugar in my coffee. (I know, what kind of Cuban am I?!)
Recipe for Hot or Iced Whipped Coffee Drink
You can serve this whipped coffee many different ways, but I love it dolloped atop a glass of crushed ice and half & half or stirred into a hot mug of milk. Served cold, it tastes like what I imagine the most luscious and fancy coffee drink at a five-star hotel would taste like. Served hot, it basically turns into a wonderfully frothy cappuccino! Win win!
Because the two tablespoon ratio made so much, I decided to scoop my leftover fluffy coffee into a small bowl, cover it with plastic wrap, and put it in the fridge to enjoy again the next day. Much to my relief, it worked just fine!
I’m looking forward to making this a few more times (or until I run out of instant coffee) and playing with some different flavors and sugar amounts.
Have you made this yet? What are your thoughts – let me know!
And if your looking to pair this with a yummy breakfast, check out these recipes Vegetable Benedict with Small Batch Hollandaise, Honey Orange Granola Recipe, or Sweet Potato & Chorizo Breakfast Hash.
Stay strong and take care! <3
Hot or Iced Whipped Coffee Drink (Dalgona Coffee)
The coffee sensation sweeping the nation! Hot or Iced Whipped Coffee is easy to make with minimal ingredients. Enjoy this delicious and decadent breakfast drink! Makes 2-4 servings depending on coffee preference!
- 2 TBS Instant Coffee (I used Nescafe.)
- 2 TBS Granulated Sugar
- 2 TBS Hot, Hot Water (I used the hottest water from my tap, and it was fine.)
- Milk of your choice (About 1 cup of milk per serving seems to be the popular amount.)
- Ice (If you prefer iced)
Add the instant coffee, sugar, and hot water into a bowl. Using an electric hand mixer or whisk, whip until the mixture becomes thick and frothy. (This takes about 3-4 minutes for the hand mixer or 10 minutes using a whisk.)
To serve iced: Add some ice and your choice of milk into a glass or cup. (The amount of milk is to your preference. The whipped coffee is quite strong and concentrated, so use more milk to lessen the intensity.) Add a dollop of the whipped coffee mixture on top. Stir. (Read post about adjusting coffee flavor strength)
To serve hot: Add a dollop of the whipped coffee to a mug of hot milk of your choice (again, more milk for a less intense coffee experience). Stir.